Bottas cleared to drive in Malaysia

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Valtteri Bottas has been cleared to drive at the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend.

Bottas injured his back during qualifying for the 2015 season opener in Australia and spent a night in hospital before he was ruled out of the race in Melbourne.

The Finn has spent the last week training in Indonesia, and was declared fit by the FIA medical delegate in Malaysia on Thursday, and can now race at Sepang.

“Following the injury that Valtteri sustained to his lower back during qualifying for the Australian GP, he has been with a leading physiotherapist who has been working with Valtteri and his trainer to make sure he received the best treatment possible ahead of this weekend’s race,” reads a Williams statement.

“The team has always been fully supportive of Valtteri and his determination to return to the cockpit and following final approval by the FIA medical team in Malaysia today, we are pleased to confirm that Valtteri will be back in the FW37 this weekend for the Malaysian Grand Prix.”

Image courtesy of Williams F1 Team

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